Taught course

Structural Engineering

Brunel University, London · Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree (2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering, science or technology discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Months of entry


Course content

Structural engineers help to make, shape and maintain the built environment. They are professionals who enjoy innovation, a challenge, opportunities, responsibility and, excitement in a varied and very satisfying career. Structural engineering is a profession that provides a tremendous opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives and their environment. In the 21st Century, climate change is an increasingly important issue which needs to be tackled and the role of the structural engineer in tackling climate change is immense.

To meet these challenges, the 21st Century structural engineers need to combine traditional structural engineering expertise with an understanding of a wide range of issues related to design of zero carbon buildings. There is a significant shortage of structural engineers with the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience to deal efficiently with complex issues for designing structurally sound, elegantly simple and environmentally sustainable buildings. The skill shortage and its effects on the construction industry will be further exacerbated by the huge demanding from some rising economic powers. In response to this growing need for graduates aware of current challenges in structural engineering, this new MSc programme has been developed.

This programme is designed to attract both international and home students, who wish to pursue their career in civil and structural engineering. To meet the needs of increasing demand for structural engineers to design more safe, economic and environmental friendly buildings, the programme content has specifically been designed to give a thorough grounding on current practice with regards to dealing with structural fire and earthquake resistances and design of carbon neutral buildings. A particular feature of this content lies with the emphasis on the performance based structural design philosophy. The strong focus on these aspects will appeal to international students and home students who intend to become the next generation of structural engineers after graduation.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500 full-time
International students
£17,500 full-time

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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